First DnB tune

Discussion in 'New Talent and Track Reviews' started by underspawn, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    167
    Sup guys,

    Im pretty new to music production(total noob tt) and to the forum(been only reader so far). So, long story in short - I've been messing around in fl studio for 1-2 months and this is the closest i got to a finished track.



    Please check it out, I'd love to hear some feedback. Btw 1st post =P
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011
  2. Nautilus

    Nautilus Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    1
    From the beginning I started to cringe a bit because the notes/chords are wrong/off key. If you have trouble by ear, look up proper minor/major scales. There are random blips (the sesame street combo to the cellphone noise mainly) that randomly appear in the song, no rhyme, reason.....just thrown on there. Vocals are same way. The piano sounds fine...but partially because its a very nice instrument. It could be the main melody in your song but instead you have in repeating the same chords up and down for most of it.

    My advice:
    Don't give up, you actually made a song so the 2nd one should come easier.
    Listen to more music. It doesn't have to be dnb (trance, house, idm, all jungle) and try and pick out specific sounds, parts, notes, effects, stylistic choices, arrangement, drops. Isolate them with your ears/mind and figure out what they are doing.'

    good luck!
     
  3. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    167
    Thanks for the comment. Now that u've mentioned it those random blips rly are annoying. And i'll make sure i get the proper scales.
     
  4. Fishy:)

    Fishy:) Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Norway
    Pretty much what Nautilus said
     
  5. IV4

    IV4 I didn't vote for him!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,906
    Likes Received:
    744
    Way better than my first song.
     
  6. Fragmency

    Fragmency New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austria - Baden
    "Im pretty new to music production(total noob tt)"

    After reading that: good shit sir!

    there's a lot of stuff off key, but still: good shit!, keep up the good work!
     
  7. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    yeah, the bits off key are a little odd. drums and vocals came in pretty good, the intro sounds nice. the bass sounds both overwhelming and not big enough at the same time, but that just comes with practice. definitely was surprised to hear this after seeing it was your first track. that big riser sounds nice, and i like the little trick of reversing it on the release. absolutely keep at it, you could make big tracks one day!
     
  8. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    167
    Thanks mate, I know exactly wat u mean about the bass but im not rly sure how to fix it. Some better eqing and mixing i guess.
     
  9. Simply D.

    Simply D. Polysonic

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern California
    damn man not bad for your first tune at all. sounds tons better than my first tune.

    but yeah, all problems have been stated already, so i wont go any further ^_^

    keep it up,
     
  10. tainted beats

    tainted beats Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    quite good to say your starting out. that 2nd drop at 2min was pretty cool. but like people already have said jus ttry to keep it in key
     

Share This Page